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I'd like to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10, even if that means upgrading to 13.04 first

dell@dell:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 12.10
Release:    12.10
Codename:   quantal
dell@dell:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade
[sudo] password for dell: 
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
No new release found

I followed instructions from, and upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13, and, and Why is "no new release" found after I'm told its available?, and similar googles. they all tell pretty much the same thing, which I have tried. Software updater continues to say "The software on this computer is up to date". I have never been notified that 13.x is available.

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try doing sudo apt-get update and upgrade before do-release-upgrade. – akki Jan 8 '14 at 10:36
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Use the terminal to insert the following commands:

Upgrading to the new version:

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade -d

(-d will let you see new versions)

After the upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f dist-upgrade`

Hope it helped you out.

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had already tried sudo do-release-upgrade -c and also -f; did a power cycle between update-manager-core (which was already installed) and this one kicked it off. Of course, about 3 hours into the process my wife turned off the laptop so I got stuck in a 'power failure during installation' type error. which resolved (plus a sudo fsck -f). after that, dpkg --configure -d came to the rescue. All happily working again! Cheers for the tip! – frumbert Jan 8 '14 at 22:19

I'd suggest that you check and ensure that "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version" is set correctly.

  1. Open Software Sources.
  2. In the "Updates" tab, ensure that "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version" is set to "For any new version".
  3. Then retry:

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yep, it was. this was mentioned by some of the articles I'd linked too. I was frustated that it didn't show me, even though that's what it was supposed to do. – frumbert Jan 8 '14 at 22:14

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